Barclays sails out of choppy waters

Van de Merwe
Van de Merwe

Barclays Bank Botswana has turned the corner to register profit growth for the first time in three reporting periods on the back of a robust increase in non-interest income.

In an environment characterised by tight liquidity, squeezed interest margins and a freeze on bank charges, Barclays Bank recorded a 16 percent rise in profit after tax to P335.9 million for the full year ended December 2014.

The 16 growths represent a weighty recovery from the 34 percent and 18 percent profit plunge suffered in 2013 and 2012 respectively.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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